Meet our Team
Dr. Jason Whittaker
Dr. Jason is originally from Toronto and has spent most of his life in the Greater Toronto Area. After graduating with a PhysEd degree from Brock University in St. Catharines, he attended and graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997. He began his chiropractic career as director of Power Chiropractic where he successfully (with Dr. Danella) ran his first wellness-based family practice for 4 years. In 2002, he and Dr. Danella joined the team at King City Natural Health Centre to further their work with the families of the community of York Region. The decision to move to Winnipeg, Manitoba in August, 2005 was an exciting adventure and he is now the proud director of Family First Chiropractic & Wellness in St. Vital, Winnipeg. Dr. Jason has spent 18 years researching and training and is now a sought after speaker on health and wellness issues and has spoken throughout the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, as well as throughout the the US. He has a particular interest in the wellness care of families and children, performance care for athletes and the science behind the mind/body connection as it relates to human potential. Dr. Jason has received a Board Certification by the American College of Functional Neurology in Childhood Development Disorders. He has a passion for working with traumatic brain injuries, post-concussive syndrome, balance disorders, dizziness or vertigo, movement disorders, chronic pain syndromes, stroke rehabilitation, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). His work also extends to working with children with developmental and neurobehavioural disorders. To learn more about his practice go to his Functional Neurology page.
Dr. Danella Whittaker
Dr. Danella is originally from Dauphin, Manitoba. After graduating with a Phys Ed degree from the University of Manitoba, she attended and graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1999. She began her chiropractic career joining Dr. Jason at Power Chiropractic and later at King City Natural Health Centre in Ontario. Dr. Danella gained her tremendous adjusting skills and love for serving others when as a student and early graduate she participated in three mission trips to Panama. Adjusting thousands of appreciative and welcoming Panamanians per day transformed Dr. Danella and provided her with the opportunity to see first hand the amazing self-healing power of the body. Dr. Danella has a particular interest in pediatrics and pregnancy care and has developed an expertise in the field. She is currently in the research phase of her thesis towards a Masters in Pediatrics program via BPP University in England. As an advocate for birth choices, she sat on the Birth Centre Community Committee and was a valuable member of the Birth Centre Advocacy Group which was instrumental in developing and designing the Winnipeg Birth Centre. Dr. Danella & Dr. Jason have a teenage daughter, Emma who is a dancer with Kickit Dance. Dr. Danella’s interests include painting, reading, yoga, paddle boarding and spending time with family. When visiting the clinic you will see her art work and the work of her father, Terry Maxwell on the walls. Dr. Danella was nominated for the YMCA Women of Distinction award in the health and wellness award. When you meet her you will immediately understand why she was nominated for this prestigious award.
Dr. Lyndsay Church
Dr. Lyndsay is originally from Winnipeg. Her chiropractic journey began as a toddler, and she’s received care throughout her life. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba, she attended and graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA in June 2017. While attending Chiropractic College she had the opportunity to serve on two mission trips to Haiti, where she developed her adjusting skills, and fell in love with pregnant and pediatric care. The people of Haiti rarely had access to any form of health care; much less chiropractic care, and seeing the transformation in peoples lives sparked the initiative to specialize in pediatric and perinatal care. She is currently pursuing her International Chiropractic Pediatric Association certification. She began her practice in Carmel, Indiana and is proud to return to her hometown to serve the community that raised her.